Spicy Baked Beans
Here's a terrific, spicy version of an American classic for your next picnic or backyard barbecue.
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup tomato ketchup
2 tablespoons prepared mustard
1 tablespoon molasses
1 clove garlic, finely minced or 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
10 slices bacon (about 8 ounces)
1 small onion, chopped
1 large celery rib, chopped
2 (16-ounce) cans pork and beans
- Preheat oven to 325ºF (160ºC).
- Combine sugar, ketchup, mustard, molasses, garlic, Worcestershire sauce, salt, cayenne pepper and black pepper in small bowl.
- Cook bacon in large skillet until crisp. Remove bacon; drain, reserving 3 tablespoons bacon fat. Cook onion and celery in reserved bacon fat for 4 to 6 minutes or until tender. Crumble bacon in 2-quart casserole; stir in pork and beans, onion mixture and sauce mixture.
- Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until hot and bubbly.
Makes 8 servings.